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Feb 15, 2013 1:00am EST
matters of process and get beyond government ultimatums, government by crisis, government from lurching from one a traumatic event for 1 after the other, and returned to this appropriations committee, i will remind everyone, is one of over two congressional committees -- the revenue committee gathers revenue to operate the government of the united states. the other is to make wise and prudent expenditures in the interest of the united states. we are constitutionally mandated except finance and appropriations. we were created by congress to govern. we were created to help govern the nation. this is what brings us to our hearing today. we will focus on the impact of the sequester. i think it is a bad idea. it is bad policy. it is a bad economic policy. it is bad governing policy. i really do not like it. it is working with the leadership to be able to find a way to avoid the sequester in the hopes that a higher power find a way for the nine years that it is mandated. what we hope to accomplish today is to take a look at the impacts if the sequester happens for the american people
Feb 14, 2013 8:00pm EST
the government do because it is responsible when you have this kind of president? >> naftali details the challenges he faced. sunday night at 8 p.m. on c- span's "q&a." members of president obama's cabinet were before the senate committee today and outlining their sentiments of what would happen if the automatic spending cuts, the sequestration, went into effect on march one. they discussed homeland security housing, and education. this is three hours. >> that morning, everyone. it today we are convening the committee of the appropriations committee. it is the worst hearing in the 113th congress for the appropriations committee. the focus of today's hearing will be on the impact of the sequester and the critical national function that are important to the security, safety, and future of the american people. as i take this gavel, i'm mindful of the -- and acknowledge the previous leadership of the outstanding chair. it is a great honor for me to be part of this committee. we all carry a special place in our hearts today for senator don the whole ionay -- - senator. the senator of hawa
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
and defend offer security to our people. it's something that is not acceptable. this is what the government is supposed to be doing. the department of defense has absorbed almost $600 million of defense. with the sequestration and the cr problems there we are looking up to over this period of ten years a trillion dollars cut in a can't and it can't take place. mr. chairman, this hearing is critical to allow the joint chiefs to provide their frank and honest assessment about the impact to the services. the loss of capabilities or readiness in the mismatch between the resources and strategy we're going have to work together to ensure that they american people understand how serious this is. that's a reason for the hearing today. last week lead by senator ayotte, senators mccain, graham, and i introduced a bill to mitigate the impact of sequestration through the end of the fiscal year and provide the department with the for examplability to desperately needs to operate under a continuing resolution. it's not a perfect solution. it is better than doing nothing. there is a growing concern that
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Feb 12, 2013 10:00am PST
for a more robust government presence in the economy and saying government and government spending which will rebuild the middle class. he won't call it government spending, he will call it investing and three areas in particular where the president wants to raise the spending level, invest more. they are edation, energy, and infrastructure. he wants to raise the level of spending in those three areas, that he believes, will create jobs. all of this will be partly paid for by raising the amount of money that the government takes from wealthy individuals, raising the amount of money that it takes from corporations and getting more money out of oil companies. overall, alisyn, it will ab fairly aggressive pursuit of the same policies we've been seeing for the last four years, for the next four years. he'll be aggressive this year. >> critics will say this new term, investment in the future is a synonym for stimulus. is there an argument to be made that the white house, i imagine, will make that stimulus was short-term, nd decades to come?future are >> speaker pelosi, former speaker pelosi i
Feb 16, 2013 5:00am PST
and at the end start doing law enforcement when the government declared catastrophe and the president gave us the authority to do that. so we move the army inland, next the navy in the coastal communities and in san feir fernandes island and doing an airlift to the most affected area. sanfernandes island is a very small island, only a thousand people living there, but it was completely destroyed. that's what we found when we arriving there, debris everywhere, and as you can see that was the port and the square before, and that was after. so the change is, it's quite impressive. the same was a local pier and a school. that was a school. nothing. so we put in the navy, the navy put them in there two, three combat ships, type 23's and l ship and transport plus mtaa aircraft transport, aircraft and hell helicopters to try to help people in there. we used the ships to deliver food, clothes and all that stuff without any problem. also we helped in different matters that the navy can do that. for instance here was with divers and with submarine robot to find bodies. getting medical assistance,
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
they provide income for the lawyers. and that he said gives them incentive to keep the cases alive. government provided lawyers for inmates received $182 million from tax payers payers to pay for lawsuits. >>> these workers are replacing copper wires, how thieves are effecting your commute. >> a city hall wedding ceremony with a serious message, the gift the groom needs to save his life. >>> complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >>> caltrans working to repair damage done by thieves that makes our commutes longer and more dangerous. copper thefts are hitting caltrans and drivers hard with more and more criminals stealing the metal. ktvu's rob roth has the two changes they are making to try to stop this problem. >> reporter: you can see where thieves struck. this is highway 242. the copper wires that was inside this box have been torn out, the light is off and the top of the light twisted. metal thieves are strike leg over the bay area -- striking all over the bay area. >> getting worse. >> reporter: and expensive. they will replace the box
Feb 17, 2013 2:00pm EST
government services. -- and core government services. the cuts required a harm middle- class families, seniors, and the most vulnerable. the president believes these indiscriminate across-the-board cuts are not ours possible way -- are not a responsible way to address our goals of balance deficit reduction. we have made significant progress in this regard. we have an active deficit reductions over the past twothe vast majority of this progress has come in the form of spending cuts. roughly three dollars in spending cuts for every one dollar in additional revenue. the president believes we need to have a balanced approach that includes a spending cuts, but also includes commonsense tax reform that can raise additional revenue. as part of the american -- act president would have to issue this a question should date was delayed from january 2 to march 1, 2013. with $24 billion in deficit reduction split evenly, this approach set an important precedent of avoiding sequestration and having a balance deficit reduction that combines additional revenue and spending cuts. should congress faile
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Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
government and can barely afford to feed his family. he's jobless. his story this morning. >>brian: how much would you pay to take these guitars from rock n'roll moves history to your living room? the chance is coming your way as "fox & friends" starts right now. >>gretchen: breaking news because it set off earthquake warnings but it was actually a north korean nuclear test. it all happened hours ago and now the world son alert. kelly wright is on this story for us live in washington right now. good morning, kelly. >> good morning to all of you this morning. president obama calls north korea's latest nuclear test a highly provocative act. north korea announcing it detonated a miniature nuclear device successfully at a northeastern test site. the u.n. confirms the blast was larger than previous tests measuring 4.9 on the richter stkaeul. in a statement -- richter scale. in a statement released through the white house, the president says these provocations do not make israel more secure. far from achieving its stated goal of becoming a strong nation, north korea has instead isolated and impove
Feb 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
less money from the federal government? >> we want to get used to the idea of having a balanced approach whereby you have additional revenue as well asstrategic cuts made, not the meat hammer approach we're looking at today. >> nevertheless there is a growing consensus that this thing play very well happen, that there won't be a deal and as of march 1st we'll see these budget cuts take effect. how are you preparing in montgomery county so the residents will know you're ready for it to happen? >> first of all, you're never ready for these types of cuts. we hope we'll have them spread out over a period of time so we can make provisions to try to compensate for this. what we're looking at is irreparable harm, something we cannot accept. >> give me an example. >> furloughs mean loss of tax dollars. those dollars are gone. it's not like you get those back at some later point. it also means we have to compensate for that, meaning people have to cut back services for the county, everything from fire, police, across examination the board. >> in a -- across the board. >> in a perfect wor
Feb 17, 2013 8:00am PST
at the sequester over ten years, we're talking about 1.2 trillion out of $47 trillion in projected government spending. is it really impossible to find less than 3% of savings in a federal budget without making those kind of horrible cuts? >> you know what, it's not impossible, and that's exactly what the president has done over the last year, $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction. he's ready to do another trillion and a half to get up to the $4 trillion target that economists across the country tell us is needed to stabilize the debt over the next ten years. so that's exactly what the president has done working with democrats and republicans. >> but you're going to hold on tax increases -- >> we're going to insist on doing it -- >> which means tax increases. >> insist on doing it in a balanced way, a way that allows us to maintain the kind of investments that middle class families in this country rely on, jon. we were just talking about our families, our kids. you know what, we're not going to put at risk the education investments in this country because we can't get together to resolve this in
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
, stuart? >> reporter: we'll see the president make a call for a robust presence of the government's presence in the economy. in three areas he will call for more spending, education, green energy and infrastructure. those are three key areas where the president wants to improve increased spending. it will rely on a mini stimulus program. he will rely on government spending to create jobs. this will be paid for with higher taxes on wealthy individuals, corporations and oil companies. this will be the aggressive pursuit of the economic policies put in place in the first four years. more government spending. martha: we saw a recent poll that showed 2-1 that people do not believe more spending is the route to economic recovery in this country. it got him reelected, these ideas about taxing oil companies and the rich more. but there is another question that has to do with reports of fraud and waste in the existing spending programs. the president's always said he would go after them with a scalpel to make sure the waste is gone. is that happening? >> reporter: the free cell phone syste
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
, the federal government spent $223 billion in interest payments alone. that means we're spending more on interest on the national debt each month than we spend in an entire year on naval shipbuilding and the coast guard budget. just think about that. the interest payment in one month exceeds the entire coast guard budget and the entire budget for shipbuilding in the navy. and the estimates are by the middle of this decade, not some distant year, our interest payments to china, our largest foreign creditor, at $1.2 trillion will be covering the entire cost of that communist country's military. think of the horrific irony of that. at the same time that america is bound by treaties to defend our allies in asia against chinese aggression, the american taxpayers are bankrolling the threat through the interest payments that we are paying to the chinese. now, mr. president, neither the senator from new hampshire or i are saying that the pentagon should be exempt from budget scrutiny or even future cuts, but the disproportionate impact that sequestration would have on our troops, on our natio
Feb 12, 2013 11:00pm EST
. it was in the framework of what the government can properly and effectively do to build a middle ground. i was particularly excited to hear him talk about things like refinancing mortgages. things that taxpayers can actually make money on, as he said, put $3000 on average to the average household budget, which will help the economy, raising minimum wage is very important. the emphasis on pre-k education. these are things that not only the government can do effectively and directly affect the economy and to help the middle class, but i was very impressed that he focused on the thing that the government could do best. which implies that the government can't do everything. he met john yarmouth, a democrat of kentucky. giving his quick reaction to the president's state of the union speech. we appreciate your time, sir. on the other side of the capitol, on the senate side, senator bob casey has just had reelection. this past year. a democrat of pennsylvania. sir, i would like to start with your green ribbon. pennsylvania is pretty much a pro-second amendment state, is not? >> it is. the ribbons
Feb 12, 2013 4:00am PST
to the speech so everybody can have a fair shot. >> reporter: the president will push for additional government spending to provote manufacturing, clean energy and infrastructure. he will also address the cuts set to go. in adding additional spending would require congressional approval, setting mr. obama on a collision course with house republicans. >> it's time for washington to literally get back to the basics. we can't continue to spend money we don't have. >> reporter: president obama will elaborate on the big themes from his inaugural speech, immigration, climate change and gun violence. tomorrow, the president takes his message on the road, heading to asheville, north carolina, for a speech at an auto ports plant. he will go to the 12 bones smoke house. >> they never tell us when he's coming. it's secret. so, yeah. we don't know. we just wait. >> reporter: tonight, democrats are placing a big emphasis on gun control. gabby giffords will be in the house chamber, as well as the parents of the slain chicago teenager that performed at mr. obama's inauguration. they'll be sitting with the fir
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Feb 12, 2013 2:00am PST
control legislation, immigration reform and increasing government spending to boost the economy. florida senator marco rubio will give the republican response and kentucky senator rand paul will deliver the tea party response. 4,000 people stranded at sea in the gulf of mexico has been pushed back by another day. lost power after an engine fire set to be towed to mexico but it drifted so far north it will be towed to alabama and will not arrive until thursday. they have been bringing supplies to the ship. passengers are said to be sleeping in tents on decks with limited access to bathrooms water and food. >>> now that pope benedict xvi is revining at the end of the month who will replace him. one of the top contenders is from ghana he would be the first black pope. one of the strongest candidates from latin america is from brazil. only cardinals under the age of 80 can vote for pope benedict's successor which means 118 are eligible. this morning the two mowning men charged with murdering a chicago teen will make their first appearance in court. police say 20-year-old kenneth williams and
Feb 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
unintended consequences of government overreach. what's going on, chief -- our cnn national political correspondent jim acosta is here. you've been looking at the reaction since the speech. what's going on? >> wolf, this was a big moment last night. it may be moving votes. what was widely seen as an emotional high point, it may have also been a turn turning point in the debate over gun control. it was a moment carefully orchestrated for maximum emotional impact. as former congresswoman gabby giffords, the parents of slain teenager hideya pendleton and other victims of gun violence looked on, president obama called for a vote. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> one day later there are indications on capitol hill that the president may get it. >> we don't need a cheer leader. >> even as mr. obama's top republican critics, senator lindsey graham made the case that the current background checks needs to be strengthened before expanded. answered the president's call. >> will you personall
Feb 11, 2013 10:00pm PST
in the united states on this? >> there is no official reaction from the u.s. government. of course, the u.s. was expecting this ted stevens morning. was speaking to an official that said the test could come any time. obviously they have been bracing for it. right now a lot of frantic telephone calls going on. not only within the u.s. government but also in south korea. the new secretary of state, john kerry, spoke to the south korean foreign minister just moments ago about the latest nuclear test and now everybody is trying to get their diplomatic ducks in a row. everybody getting on the same page. there will be a security council meeting tomorrow morning, 11:00 eastern time. to discuss the next response and that is what the question is. what will the traffic there? will the chinese sign on to the tough resolution that the united states is looking for? will they set on to tough sanctions. it is unclear at this point what china will agree to and that is the best the u.s. can hope for in terms of getting anything out of the u.n. security council. then i also understand the united states is
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
a former navy seal is accusing the government of turning its back on him and his family. and another american hero receives the medal of honor but his son ends up stealing the show at the white house. we'll tell you how that happened. don't miss it coming up here on "the fox report." [ male announcer ] i've seen incredib things. otherworldly things. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ if we took the nissan altima and reimagined nearly everything in it? gave it greater horsepower and class-leading 38 mpg highway... advanced headlights... and zero gravity seats? yeah, that would be cool. introducing the completely reimagined nissan altima. it's our most innovative altima ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ i'm bill hemmer in for shepard smith. pope again district 16th humble and on during according to greg burke who is now a spokesman
Feb 16, 2013 4:00am PST
government started looking at how we prepare our self. and one thing we discovered was, as you all know, the relationships that exist on the ground between civilians and between our first responders, really will help to dictate our success in tackling not just our response, but our recovery. and this is why last year in my district, in the heart of north beach which i hope many of you will have a chance to visit, we set up a coordinating council, and this is a council made up of local residents, neighborhood associations, merchant groups, churches, nonprofit organizations, city officials, and first responders. the task of this local coordinating council was to figure out how do we deal with that first 72 hours and how do we recover? and we've learned an awful lot as we've developed these relationships and how do we avoid the mistakes that were made after hurricane katrina? but what we've also found is that by simply convening these groups, we are preparing ourselves not just for what happens after a disaster, but we are literally building our community today. with this coordinating coun
Feb 13, 2013 1:00pm EST
institutions may receive government aid if it is in the context of a broadly available program that are newt -- with criteria neutral toward religion and poses no religious favoritism. he says once fema has a program in place to aid building reairs, houses of worship should not be exempt from receiving this aid. this is all the more important given the neutral role we have seen houses of worship play without regard to religion to those afflicted in the wake of sandy and countless previous disasters. federal disaster relief aid in the form of social insurance and means of helping battered communities get them back on their feet. churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship are an essential part of the recovery process. religious lib tir scholar, madam speaker, professor douglas lacoc wrote a letter endorsing h r. 5 2 writing that charitable contributions to places of worship are tax deductible, even though the tax benefits to the donor are like a matching grant from the government. these deductions have been uncontroversial because they were included without discrimination in a
Feb 16, 2013 10:15am EST
.has a different relationship to national government and national economic policies now, a different relationship to labor and capital and natural resources, the three classic factors of production. look, for example, one of the changes that illustrates this new really of effort inc. , and normally after a recession when we get a recovery and growth resumes, the jobs come back, and that's the way it's always been, but in the last couple of recessions, it had not happened that way because we now have this gloanl reality, and -- global reality, and some businesses that lay people off in the recession, they are not hiring them back the way they used to. some of them, yes, but we now have outsourcing in a completely different way, and when a business is faced with the need to give employees a raise, well, if they can just ship the job overto some other country, then it's so easy now they are doing that. it's not just outsourcing but robo sourcing, the word used to describe a brand new level of automation that's different from what we've seep in the past. you know, for hundreds of years, since those d
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
the government from doing that in times of emergency. we all hope we don't come to the situation where we have something like katrina that breaks down all law enforcement. we all hope that none of us are attacked by an armed intruder, that no one who runs a small business is robbed, that no woman is raped, but those things happ happen. what i was objecting to was the rush to pass legislation without really debating it or looking into it. there are ways to deal with the things he wanted to deal with, but by just writing something in the dark of night and ramming it through a legislature and signing it is not a good way to develop policy in a democratic society. >> i agree with you that a debate is necessary and a debate should be had and a conversation should be had, but it does seem like both sides are using emotion. >> it's an emotional issue. i don't deny that. both sides do use emotion. the question is what is the purpose of what you're trying to do? the president would like to get these things that he wants done done very quickly, done by the congress without really looking at them. and we
Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
control proposals. he said children who live in violent neighborhoods needs help from the government, schools, family and clergy to have a chance to change their lives. >> this is not just a gun issue. it's also an issue of the kinds of communities we're building. for that, we all share responsibility as citizens to fix it. we all share a responsibility to move this country closer to our founding vision that no matter who you are or where you come from, here in america, you can decide your own destiny, you can succeed if you work hard and fulfill your responsibilities. >>> oscar pistorius was in court in south africa today accused of murdering his model girlfriend. the case has shocked south africa and people all over the world who were inspired by the athlete known as blade runner for his prosthetic legs. he broke down and sobbed when the judge officially charged him with murder. a bail hearing is set for tuesday. >>> as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors, jesse jackson, jr. has admitted misusing campaign funds. the plea agreement says jackson and his wife spent some $750,
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Feb 11, 2013 10:00am PST
the government failed him and how he has barely been home in ten years. i was in the ambulance and i was told to call my next of kin. at 33 years old, i was having a heart attack. now i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i didn't know this could happen so young. take control, talk to your doctor. hi victor! mom? i know you got to go in a minute but this is a real quick me, that's perfect for two! campbell's chunky beef with country vegetables, poured over rice! [ male announcer ] campbell's chunky soup. it fills you up right. >> well, villagers in the philippines are mourning the loss of the world's largest crocodile in captivity. how big? it took 30 men and three weeks to capture this thing back in 2011. the 20 foot-- no, 21-foot long beast became a tourist attraction. he was found in distress in his disclosure and he died despite their efforts to save him. and the town's mayor reportedly cradled the crocodile in his arms before he died. and local reports say that lolong swallowed a nylon cord three weeks ago
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Feb 15, 2013 3:00am PST
's introducing more big government to the state. the government is going to say you offer this preschool. we may pay for a little of it but you've got to pay for most of it. >>steve: when the president has been out making the case, he makes it sound like if we can just get this done, kids will wind up having better lives, be smarter and we'll have a better economy. but i have read preschool is not effective after the third grade. it helps you kindergarten, first, second, third. but then there is a gigantic diminishment of the effectiveness. >> the president is saying this is an investment. not spending. it is an investment which has a payoff in a better society and better educated kids and more money flowing to the treasury in the future. he's also going for an early head start program. that's for three-year olds and under. he's also going for increase in the home visiting program where nurses and professionals go to the homes of the poor to sign them up for preschool education, for food stamps, for cell phones, for example. that's what he's pushing for. not just universal pre-k. it's a lot more
Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
of government furloughs if those automatic spending cuts kick in at the end of this month. that could have a devastating impact on our local economy, not to mention all the individuals and their families out of a job for a time. those concerns have a lot of you pretty upset. our jessica doyle is taking your concerns to congress with a question some local lawmakers didn't seem to want to hear. >> reporter: march 1st could be a very bad day for the region's workforce. without a deal on capitol hill sequestration will force deep federal spending cuts, hundreds of thousands of federal workers and private employees could be furloughed. the threat that one wusa9 viewer -- got one wusa9 viewer so mad she made this proposal. congress should step up to the plate and take one furlough day each week until they actually make some decent decisions about how to make the economy better, so we decided to take her proposal to capitol hill and ask our four local senators would they be willing to accept furloughs if federal workers are forced to. all of the democratic lawmakers have spoken out against seque
Feb 16, 2013 4:00pm EST
with their industry partners to get a good deal for the government, all that goes in the wastebasket in these instances. it is really a shame. >> thank you, senator reed. senator mccain? >> thank you to all the witnesses for being here. it is kind of orwellian experience here. we are looking at these draconian cuts, some of the manifestations of requirements have taken place. it is the day after north korea tests another nuclear weapon. iraqis unraveling. iranians just rejected the vice president's proposal last week and for one-on-one talks concerning nuclear weapons. libya is obvious. a state ofgypt in unrest. now tunisia. we are probably in a more unsettled period since the end of the cold war and certainly i have ever seen. would you agree? >> i absolutely agree. >> meanwhile, the signal we are sending to the iranians is, don't worry. this aircraft carrier is not coming. this is really a disconnect the likes of which i have never seen before. i want to talk about the sequestration, because senator graham, senator a yacht -- ayotte travel around the country warning about the effec
Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm EST
in this country. when a child opens fire on another child, there is a hole in that child's heart that government can't fill, only community and parents and teachers and clergy can fill that hole. in too many neighborhoods today, whether in chicago or rural america, it can feel like for a lot of young people the future only extends to the next street corner or the outskirts of town, that no matter how much you work or how hard you try, your destiny was determined the moment you were born. there are entire neighborhoods where young people, they don't see an example of somebody succeeding. for a lot of young boys and young men in particular, they don't see an example of fathers or grandfathers, uncles who are in a position to support families and be held up and respected. and so that means that this is not just a gun issue. it's also an issue of the kinds of communities that we're building and for that we all share a responsibility as citizens to fix it. we all share a responsibility to move this country closer to our founding vision that no matter who you are or where you come from, here in americ
Feb 11, 2013 8:00am PST
certainly think it's possible. now you will have the resources perhaps of the federal government coming to bear and not only the lapd. so framing it in that way can be helpful to law enforcement. and i also think sort of piggybacking on what paul said, i think at this point it's a desperate manhunt, but they need to understand what his motivations are. and you have the fbi profilers that can help with that. i think they're probably the best in the world at that. and the evidence that they took out of his mother's home is likely to help frame what motivates this guy to do it. yes, we've learned a lot from the manifesto, but i don't think that's enough because they still haven't found him. >> and glenda, in all your years of going what you do, i suppose this won't surprise you, but there are support groups for dorner popping up online. facebook pages, one person saying i propose electing a man for president actually who could no longer sit idly by and watch his malicious tyrants abuse the innocent. again, someone supporting dorner who allegedly killed family members of police to make his
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